Arnaud - James Bruce - 1776-2-31

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Arnaud - James Bruce - 1776-2-31
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AuthorAuthor of the document. Arnaud
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. James Bruce
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . February 29, 1776
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Cairo 30° 2' 55.75" N, 31° 14' 37.21" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation.
LiteratureReference to literature. Murray 1808, p. 363-3641
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  coin price, egypt, ptolemies, greek, ptolemy iv philopator, ptolemy xii auletes, arsinoe iii
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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-Lettre du 31 février 1776 (du Caire) : « 1773. Pat. Med. April 28. History of the revolutions of Egypt under the Bashas, from A. H. 1099 to 1168, 1 45 May 5. Two volumes in fol. history of the conquest of Egypt by the Arabs, 18 0 Third volume of ditto copied, papers, &c. ... 10 23 June 5. One vol. 4to, History of Antar Ibn Shedad, . . 4 17 22. Two ditto. History of the conquest of Egypt and Syria by Wakedi, 10 45 One, in folio, history of Noureddin and Saladin, 13 0 20. One gold medal of Ptolemy XII, brother of Cleopatra, 17 0 One ditto of Ptolemy Philopator, 19 22 Aug. 11. One vol. 4to. History of Yemen, 2 45 10. One vol. 4to. Treatise ou Pilgrimage to Mecca, . 1 45 One vol. 4to. Explanation of dreams by Artemidorus, 3 45 31. One gold medal of Ptolemy XI 18 0 Aug. 13. One ditto, Arsinoe of Philopator, 18 8 Sept. 6. Two vols. fol. History of Mahomet, 24 0 17. The Koran, 1 vol. fol 15 0 Oct. 8. One vol. fol. Persian Poems of Navesi, .... 4 0 One vol. 4to. Commentary on the duties of a writer, 2 70 Macrizi's topographical history of Egypt, 3 vols. 4to. 17 0 (Murray 1808, p. 363-364).

RemarksRemarks regarding the annotation. (fr)

N. B. The pataka may be rated at from tlnee shillings to three and fourpence. Vide Brown's Travels, p. 57 ; eighty-five medins make a pataka. The price of a good copy of the Koran, not exceedingly embellished, is therefore about L. 2 : 10*. (fr)

References

  1. ^  Murray, Alexander (1808), Account Life and Writngs of James Bruce, of Kinnaird, Esq. F.R.S. Author of Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, & 1773, Edinburg.